Paneez Kosarianfard on Aug. 14, 2019 tweeted the surveillance footage showing the suspect who attacked her outside of her condo building near the Embarcadero.

Paneez Kosarianfard

After Backlash, Judge Orders Attack Suspect To Be Monitored

KCBS Radio Afternoon News
August 16, 2019 - 2:31 pm

The homeless man accused of a vicious attack on a San Francisco woman was ordered Friday to wear a GPS monitor on his ankle following criticism of the judge who allowed his release from jail. 

Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Matt Haney and the victim Paneez Kosarian had decried the decision to free 25-year-old Austin Vincent who allegedly talked during the assault about robots taking over the world. 

Surveillance footage shows Kosarian struggling to break loose from the clutches of a relentless attacker at the entrance to her condominium building on the Embarcadero on Sunday night. 

Kosarian told KCBS Radio that she felt like "a prisoner in my own house" knowing that Vincent was no longer behind bars. 

Judge Christine Van Aken defended her initial ruling to release Vincent, saying her interest was balancing public safety with her conviction that not all people with mental illness need to be jailed. 

Vincent’s attorney said Vincent has not been on the streets since his arrest and has been receiving psychiatric treatment.